In January 2018 UD staff went for team building day at Avashi Beach in Mwanza, about 5km from Malimbe Family. The main theme of the day was to exchange ideas, limitations and challenges in our work and to have the opportunity to express worries, challenges and achievements. But there was also time to relax and have informal talks. It was a real useful and informative event, which is always organized in the beginning of the year whenever our financial position does allow it.
The Moordeich sponsor run
The Moordeich sponsor run
The result of the second sponsor run organized by the students at the Lise Meitner School in Moordeich Germany exceeded all expectations: the 367 girls and boys from class five to seven completed a total of 4,381 kilometers and thus earned € 11,979 for the good cause. Each student had sought a sponsor who had to pay him for each 800 -meter lap an agreed amount. The most eager runner made it to 24 laps, the equivalent of 19.2 kilometers.
Teacher Cornelia Geers met the project as a student during her internship at a state...
Farewell Mara le Mahieu
October 28, 2017
Four years ago I joined Upendo Daima as Lay Missionary for the SMA.
It has been a privilege to work with the children and staff from Upendo Daima. They all have made me feel at home, from the very first day when I did not know more Swahili than “Jambo” (hello) and “asante” (thank you).
I have worked in various roles during my time at Upendo Daima. I started as office assistant and tutor for the children. Slowly over time my role has changed more to office work, such as monitoring and evaluation...
Our fourteenth team member introduces herself
My name is Asteria Sylivester Manyasi. I am 53 years old, and widow. I have six children, four girls and two boys. I have been working with Upendo Daima since 2009 as a profesional cook.
It is my job and my responsibility to cook good and healthy food for the children and the staff. I make sure that the food is ready on time and that the kitchen is safe and clean.
During my presence and during cooking I have a lot of contact with the children and I give them advice on all kind of little problems they encounter. I also use my time to...
Our thirteenth team member introduces himself
My name is Paulo Sylivester Lughali, I am 58 years old, married and I have 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls. I have been working with Upendo Daima since July 2009. I am a teacher by profession. In Upendo Daima I am working as a social worker and in charge of the boys who attend primary school and in charge of the education unit.
Our twelfth team member introduces himself
My name is Nicodemo Hongoa, I am 38 years old, married and have four children.
I have been working with Upendo Daima since 2006. I was actually a plumber, but my job at Malimbe started as a guardian. I was also responsible for the maintenance of the cottages. Currently, I'm the Patron of the boys. I help and guide the children to adapt to a structured life. I help...
28 September 2017,
MIVA has helped us with a generous donation and mid September we collected our new car in Dar es Salaam.
Upendo Daima is now the proud owner of a Nissan Hardbody Pick Up (4X$ Double cabin).
The car will be used for home visits. We will now be able to make more efficient home visits; this particularly is the case when we visit families...
Our eleventh team member introduces himself
My name is Lweganwa Kamoli Ng'oko, born in 1961 in Ukerewe, Mwanza. I am married and I have eight children. I finished primary education.
Since 2012 I work with Upendo Daima and assist in the street work sessions. Also, I am the football coach of the boys and I arrange the daily sailing like a housefather does. Here in Mwanza we call that function...
Our tenth team member introduces herself
I am called Christinata Mesamoyo Komba working with children and Youth on street since 2001.I am working with Upendo Daima majoring on children and family counseling.
Being expert in counseling field I have attendend several courses for capacity building including:
- Normal Development of Children, Risks and Protective Factors for...
Action for Upendo Daima
An action has been taken in Zennewijnen which led to a great return of 5784 euros!
For 12 days there was a bookmarket in the garden of one of the volunteers
There have been a lot of books sold and so many more people know the existence of our street children project.
Thank you very much, volunteers! Also on behalf of all those street children...
De Wilde Ganzen
Since June 2017 we have partnered with the Wilde Ganzen.
The purpose of the collaboration is to give more attention to the children of Malimbe Family so that we can integrate them faster. We find that children are best at home with their family if possible.
Wild Geese supports us with this vision and method. We have already had a number of actions in order to get together a...
Our ninth Team Member is presenting himself
From Street Child to Social Worker
My name is Ally Omoyo Awamu, I am 23 years old. Some past years I was among the street children in Tanzania. I have been in the streets for more than 5 years in different areas within Mwanza City and outside Mwanza City in Tanzania.
By luck one day when in the streets, the eyes of Upendo Daima organisation who...
Our eighth team member introduces herself
Finance Officer and Management Assistant
I am Patricia Paul Buswage from Mwanza City. I have done MBA from St. Augustine University of Tanzania and working now for the past four years as a Finance Officer at Upendo Daima,. During that time I’ve been trained on a number of different courses and professional trainings such as writing winning proposals and financial...
Our seventh team member is presenting himself
Assistent Centre Manager
My name is Milanga Ally, living at Nyegezi in Mwanza City. Professionally I have a diploma in Community Development. I work in Upendo Daima Organization for Street Children at the Back Home House as an Assistant Centre Manager. It is now eleven years since I started to work there. Before I worked in another organization as Social...